About the event
EMERGING FROM THE RUNWAY –
A Sustainable Fashion Show Brought to You By NYC Youth
Presented by AMCONYC, The Door & Variety the Children’s Charity of New York
This September during NYFW a unique collaboration will hit the runway. AMCONYC, an event production, influencer marketing, PR & branding agency has teamed up with Variety the Children’s Charity of New York and one of its cohorts, The Door, to showcase designs from the young adults involved in The Door’s programming.
On Friday, September 14th the 3 entities will produce and host a fashion show, followed by a VIP reception, showcasing original designs from 5 of the Doors fashion focused youth under the guidance of students from FIT and local designers. The final designs to grace the runway will be chosen by an impressive panel of judges including Creative Style Director of Forbes, Joseph DeAcetis and the NY Times Art Editor, Richard Aloisio. The big night will feature fashion, dance, and art with proceeds benefitting The Door and Variety the Children’s Charity of New York.
In order to make this a positive life experience for the youth, most of whom are homeless or disconnected, we will also be creating workshops throughout the summer along with The Door, leading up to the big show. These workshops will vary from pattern making lead by a local designer and silk screening with Gary Lichtenstein to fashion marketing/PR lead by AMCONYC and catwalk lessons lead by Whilemenia model, Daphne De Batt.
Seeing as this show will showcase sustainable fashions, Variety New York reached out to Loren Cronk, a veteran designer who, for more than 20 years, worked at companies like Levi Strauss & Co, Marc Jacobs, Rocawear, Ecko and Ralph Lauren, before starting his own venture by creating the Loren brand in 2002. Cronk has come on board by not only donating denim material and jeans for the youth to design with but is offering them internships with his company.
Why should you sponsor?
This event will offer sponsors the opportunity to have their name associated with a show listed on the 2017 NYFW official calendar. This event already has generated media interest, and will reach an audience outside of those attending, but will be covered in the press as well.
For 69 years, Variety the Children’s Charity of New York has impacted millions of youth by providing essential funds and support to grassroots organizations in the tri-state area. Grantees’ programs use the arts as a catalyst to transform the lives of under-served children, enabling them to become creators, innovators, and leaders in their community. Variety New York is one of the only funders exclusively supporting transformative arts programs for youth. Its current portfolio of grantees includes 30 organizations serving over 20,000 children in all five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut. Arts disciplines supported include, but are not limited to, dance, visual arts, performance, art therapy, digital media, fashion, poetry and instrumental instruction. Most grantees have unique demographic foci reaching some of the region’s most underserved youth including homeless youth, youth in foster care, LGBTQ youth, recent refugees, youth on the autism spectrum, immigrant youth, and young people experiencing various levels of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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